A Q about the G-SPEED Q

Since G-Technology’s new G-SPEED Q model was added to the lineup, there’s been a lot of interest in it: It’s the only G-SPEED that doesn’t require an eSATA, miniSAS, or Fibre Channel connection. This makes it sound like a great option to many users, particularly those with notebooks or iMacs. But then comes the inevitable … Continue Reading

SSD in a Mac Pro

On the subject of SSDs, many people wonder how to install one in a system with a SATA backplane (the cableless setup where drives plug directly into connectors). This includes the Apple Mac Pro and many other higher-end workstations or cases, as well as the Drobo and many RAID/JBOD enclosures. For those on an extreme … Continue Reading

Just Say No to 0

As prices on SSD (Solid State Disk) storage come down, we’re seeing a disturbing trend popping up. To counteract the low storage capacity of cheap SSDs, some buyers are buying a handful and linking them together into a RAID 0 array. In and of itself, there’s nothing inherently wrong with this approach—it not necessarily cost-effective … Continue Reading

RAID is Not a Backup

With the release of dpBestflow, we’ve seen a resurgence in questions about RAID. If there’s only one thing to know about RAID, it’s this: RAID is not a backup. RAID is not a backup strategy and does not replace a backup strategy. RAID’s single purpose on this earth is to mitigate the effects of hardware … Continue Reading

Glorious N-E-C

We’ve been big fans on NEC professional displays for a while. They offer excellent color and great features at shockingly good prices. We’ve used them, we’ve recommended them, we’ve supported them. And now we’re pleased to be an NEC Display Solutions Partner. If you’re looking for a monitor with excellent color fidelity, NEC is (in … Continue Reading